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1 Spark the Rise Season 1 case studies Preventing suicide with a Rs.100 investment by redesigning a fan

2 Salient points The problem: 40,000 suicides per year in India are caused by hanging from ceiling fans In the past six years, 5 IITans have committed suicide by hanging from ceiling fans A four-member committee comprising three professors and a member of student gymkhana of IIT Kanpur, suggested that ceiling fans be replaced with pedestal fans The entry suggests that a safety down rod would be a better and more feasible proposal instead The entrant has obtained the patent for the safety down rod, which he plans to promote replacing the existing down rods with safety down rods. He wants to make this mandatory The entrant believes this concept has utility not just in India, but in any place where conventional fans are in use

3 Who will benefit? The entrant sees this project helping those people attempting suicide by hanging and their families by preventing it. The entrant sees occupation opportunities for ITI students who would replace the existing down rods with the new safety down rods

4 How does this work?

5 The project Champion Sharad ASHANI An electrical engineer, with a passion for innovation. As an engineer, he feels he should use his knowledge and ideas for betterment of mankind


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